Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 2019 Martin D-35 Natural Acoustic Dreadnaught Guitar! The Martin D-35 occupies a lofty perch in the pantheon of Martin dreadnaughts. Indeed, many discerning guitarists consider it the ultimate acoustic guitar. With a top of select Sitka spruce and its iconic East Indian rosewood three-piece back, this legendary Martin tonewood combination delivers the robust bass response and powerful projection that makes it perfect for both stage and studio. Its Plek’d, bound ebony fretboard feels amazing, and responds beautifully to flat-picking or finger-style playing. Tastefully embellished with elegant appointments, this Martin D-35 incorporates off-the-charts tone, playability, and looks into one standard-setting axe.
The political turmoil and social upheaval of the 60’s served as an incubator for some of the greatest music ever made. Martin dreadnaughts had played a major role in the folk music of the post-war years, and as folk and rock music edged inexorably closer, Martin launched a new guitar in 1965. In sync with the ’60s zeitgeist, the D-35 was born of ecological concerns. Brazilian rosewood was fast becoming unsustainable, but Martin had a stash of rosewood from D-28 two-piece backs that had been set aside due to the presence of small defects. Using smaller pieces of wood, Martin luthiers could trim away any flaws and fashion a guitar with a stunning three-piece back.
But the D-35 was not just a D-28 with a fancier back. To differentiate the sound of this new model, Martin used lighter bracing: 1/4″ for the top, and 000 back bracing. This created a louder, more resonant tone that lends itself beautifully to vocal accompaniment. Quickly, artists like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Bruce Springsteen gravitated to the D-35 and it continues to win over a new generation of players like Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers. MINTY Condition with a couple minor indents and some micro marks, easy 9.7/10! ALL Original. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs! Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!
Sitka spruce top; non-scalloped 1/4″ X bracing
3-piece East Indian rosewood back with Multi-Stripe inlay
High Performance Taper Modified Low Oval neck; dovetail neck joint
Bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Style 28 inlays
Plek’d fretboard for enhanced playability
Multi-Stripe body binding
Style 28 Multi-Stripe Rosette; black pickguard
East Indian rosewood headplate with script overlay logo
25.4″ scale length
Bone Nut, width: 1.75″
Ebony Modern Belly-style bridge with drop-in compensated White Tusq saddle
Chrome enclosed-gear tuning machines
Finish: gloss (top, back, and sides), satin (neck)
.811” at the 1st fret
.870” at the 9th fret
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
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